Friendship Week began on Monday and the children have been learning songs and poems on the friendship theme as well as doing some serious work on making friends and treating others as we wish to be treated. Issues like conflict and bullying have been discussed and worked on as well as rights and equality. Friendship bracelets may be purchased for €2 each with the proceeds going to Amnesty International.
We have also been learning about the work that Irish Aid does with our partner countries in helping them to defeat poverty, hunger and injustice. All countries of the United Nations, including Ireland, are now working together to create a better world and a better future for us all by 2030, through the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Our work during Friendship Week and our Green Flag project help us to understand issues around inequality, injustice and how climate change is impacting on countries in Africa and elsewhere. We hope to make a difference by improving biodiversity, conserving water, reducing consumption of fossil fuels and recycling but also by influencing those around us to seek justice for all and to ensure that no one is left behind.